Free agent cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who visited the Patriots on Tuesday, is signing with the team, reports ESPN.com. It's a one-year deal worth up to $2.5 million, according to the National Football Post.
Three injured players have been placed on the inactive list by the Patriots for their season opener Thursday night against Pittsburgh. They are running back Travaris Cadet (hamstring), defensive lineman Trey Flowers (knee) and safety Tavon Wilson (quad).
Though limited at practice both Thursday and Friday, Clay looks like a go for Sunday's game. With wideout Sammy Watkins iffy for the contest, Clay could once again be busy this weekend, on the heels of a nine-catch, 111-yard effort in Week 4's loss to the Giants.
Quarterback Tyrod Taylor threw 42 passes and only Charles Clay (13) had more targets than Harvin, but the wideout simply couldn't haul in enough to make a fantasy impact. He failed to get a rushing attempt for the first time this season, though he'd only gotten four in the first three games combined. Harvin has now gone three straight games without a touchdown and failed to reach the 70-yard mark, as Taylor continues to spread around the targets to a number of options. He'll look to bounce back in Week 5 against the Titans, who are coming off their bye.
Hogan caught a season-high five balls for 43 yards in Sunday's loss to the Giants. He was on the field for 71 percent of the offensive plays.
That will go down when Sammy Watkins returns from his calf injury, though Watkins seems about 50-50 for this week's game in Tennessee. Hogan is a viable option when he does break into the top three, as he's got a good set of hands and has decent red-zone skills.
Bills running back LeSean McCoy, who was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Titans, relayed Friday that he has been dealing with a Grade 2 hamstring pull, ESPN.com reports.
McCoy, who aggravated his hamstring injury during practice in Week 3, indicated that his injury is typically a three-to-four week issue, which clouds his status for the Bills' next two games in advance of their Week 8 bye, namely an Oct. 18 contest against the Bengals and an Oct. 25 tilt against the Jaguars in London.
Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins (calf), who is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Titans, acknowledged Friday that his status for the contest is cloudy, ESPN.com reports.
"I don't know if I'm going to play or not," Watkins noted Friday. "But if it's an emergency, if I need to play, I think I'll play. But you just never know with this situation. They might hold me out. I don't even know the situation right now."
Per the report, Watkins will test out his calf before Sunday's game and ultimately team doctors will make the final call on his playing status. The wideout should thus be considered a game-time decision for Week 5's contest.
Williams missed the last two games with a neck injury, but all signs appear to be pointing toward him returning the field in Week 5. He's one of the team's better tacklers and should be a decent play in Individual Defensive Player leagues if he can maintain his health.
Head coach Rex Ryan said Thursday that it would be "a reach" to expect Williams to play this week, and a missed practice for the third day in a row does not help his chances. The Bills will update Williams' status sometime following the conclusion of Friday's practice.
Williams (calf) is probable for Sunday's game against the Titans.
Williams should be good to go Sunday after missing practice Wednesday with a calf injury. The defensive stalwart hasn't been able to get to the quarterback effectively this year, recording zero sacks through four games, and as such shouldn't be counted on in IDP formats until he adapts to Rex Ryan's new defense.
Bills cornerbak Leodis McKelvin has been placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury list after suffering a setback in his rehab from ankle surgery, per the team website. He will be lost for at least the first six games of the regular season.